Spring repotting and planting.

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A few of the smaller plants on my porch.  The newly repotted money tree is on the right.

It’s still early, but I think the frosts are over.   It was a pretty day so I headed over to Lowe’s and picked up a couple of large clay pots so i could do some replanting of plants that had been indoors and become root-bound.   I also got some morning glory seeds.

I acquired two mannequin arms from the previous upstairs tenants and am using them as supports for the morning glories when they start growing. These arms will supplement the dead shrub I’ve been using as a support for the vine for the previous three years.

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A couple years ago I wrote about my lucky bamboo plant, which was very small at the time and has sat in my kitchen window ever since.   Now, it’s huge, way too big for my kitchen window, and had become root-bound.   I decided to repot it in one of the clay pots and sit it outside on the porch.   I lined the bottom with small stones and used the potting soil on top.   I also repotted a “money tree” I got last year and has also grown pretty huge.

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Bamboo plant after repotting.  It’s bigger than it looks here.

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The same bamboo plant two years ago.

I have yet to do any actual planting.   I’ll wait a few more weeks for that.   I’m going to keep it pretty simple though, since I don’t have a lot of time for gardening.  At least the indoor plants can now  be outside.  I can always move them back inside if it becomes cold again.

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Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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11 Responses to Spring repotting and planting.

  1. survivednarc says:

    Beautiful plants but I got kinda scared by those arms.. 😂 I am a scaredy cat!

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  2. Wolfgirl says:

    Those arms should make people do double takes at your garden XD Everything’s looking really nice, though! I didn’t realize how big lucky bamboo could get :O

    It’s funny that you post this right now; my mom’s all thrilled about the seed-planting she’s been getting done, she was just telling me about it. I’m not much of a gardener myself, but I do like to see all the plants growing and blooming again 🙂

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  3. rubycommenting says:

    You’ve given me an idea for Spring. Get some potted plants to dress up my porch:) I really like that stained glass in the photo. Nice!

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    • luckyotter says:

      LOL! That “stained glass” is actually a window decal. You can get them at Home Depot or Lowe’s. They’re sheets of transparent plastic printed with stained glass designs. You attach them to the windows with a little soap and water and they really do look like the real thing! I have another one in my bathroom window in a different design.

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  4. I love the arms…great touch!

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  5. dray0308 says:

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    Lucky Otter’s Haven!

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